Teams

Fund Raising

The funds raised directly impact the community. Although our overhead is extremely low, there are expenses that enable us to host events and provide quality programs.

The budget for the Echo Lake Community Group is divided into two segments:

  • The Emergency Preparedness Fund - Our non-profit status allows us to apply for grants to help fund emergency preparedness for the Echo Lake Community. However, if emergency preparedness is your passion, personal contributions are welcome.

  • The General Fund - . We are seeking community members that would like to help with these fundraising efforts. Similar to other positions, this is on a volunteer basis.

If you feel moved to support this critical effort, please contact us at president@echolakecommunity.org.

Committees

Emergency Response

Disasters are unpredictable in timing and scope. Being prepared makes a huge difference and saves lives. A Community Emergency Preparedness Focus Group was formed in January 2019 to develop a plan for the Echo Lake Community. Their progress is astounding! They are on track to start practice exercises in the Summer of 2020.

During a disaster, our Community first responders will react to save lives and assist those in need. If you have questions or are interested in joining this group to provide needed coverage and training, Contact Us at vicepresident@echolakecommunity.org.

Events & Activities Committee

With the opening up of Washington State following coronavirus social restrictions in 2020 and '21, some Events and Activities for Echo Lake Community will resume. The Events & Activities Committee will be helping sponsor the Community Block Party & Artisan Market on August 29, in lieu of a 2021 National Night Out for our residents.

Contact us at: eventsdirector@echolakecommunity.org

Map-Your-Neighborhood program

Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.

There is a GoogleGroup to address ongoing discussions if you would like to join in on this important activity.

Training is available for those interested in bringing this value program to your street. Contact Janet at: president@echolakecommunity.org to inquire. Maybe you and a neighbor can even co-captain a team?

Community Newsletter

We kicked off this NEW community feature in March 2020! Join here to receive an email when the new monthly edition is published: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!groupsettings/echolost-lakeecho-falls-community-blog/information .

We are looking for Volunteers to join the newsletter committee. Do you have an interest in writing articles, interviewing community members, seeking advertisers or otherwise including content for a future newsletter? Contact Rena at: eventsdirector@echolakecommunity.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”- Helen Keller.

To help coordinate the Volunteer effort in our community or to volunteer to help with an individual event, Contact Janet at: president@echolakecommunity.org

National Night Out 2020 Committee

A Community Block Party & Artisan Market has been scheduled for August 29,2021, in lieu of National Night Out on the nationally designated date of August 3.

Contact us at: eventsdirector@echolakecommunity.org

Social Media

We currently have a Facebook page and a business listed as Echo Lake Community group on NextDoor. If you would like to volunteer to help in either of these mediums, contact Janet at: president@echolakecommunity.org


Website

This website is a window into the community and a platform of information for everyone. If you have suggestions for information presented here contact Wayne at: vicepresident@echolakecommunity.org


Business Liaison:

The Echo Lake Community version of "shopping local". Our vision is to create space where local business owners or artisans can shine, be noticed or share their skills with the Community. They are so much a part of the fabric that makes any community thrive.

Whether you have a home-based business or own a business elsewhere, we would like to list your business on this website: You can see our local businesses HERE.

Contact us to join our local businesses: Mara Williams at localbusiness@echolakecommunity.org

If you have an event idea which you would like to have the Events & Activities help sponsor, please email Rena at eventsdirector@echolakecommunity.org